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Pramkicker (Old Trunk)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Pram Kicker

We first meet sisters Susie and Jude in an anger management session, court-ordered after Jude kicked the eponymous pram. As this spiky, lively, foul-mouthed play unfolds we learn what led to the pivotal pram-kick, exploring themes of womanhood, anger, and the question of having children. It pins much on its two actors – if Sadie Hasler and Sarah Mayhew didn’t entirely convince as sisters then nothing else would work. Luckily, despite looking nothing alike, they have such easy, genuine chemistry that you accept them without question. Hasler in particular (who also wrote the play) is a very natural actor who takes her time with Susie, starting out as deadpan comic relief but gradually revealing more and more. This is a mid-afternoon gem.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]